A pigeon zine! Made by the lovely Small Science Collective. Meave and I are totally all about this! Goddamn I love pigeons.
They have a little discussion about pigeons on the site. Pigeons and Darwin. I actually read that passage about pigeons by Darwin that they are talking about. It’s hella boring. Sorry. I love Darwin though! Though I’m not sure I believe in the idea of species. Some people have suggested that we’d learn a lot more if we organize a map illustrating the dispersal of different traits in a type of animal rather than segregating them into different species. The traits would likely correspond with different environmental conditions and we’d see why or how the traits evolved. As the definition of species gets murkier and murkier, we might want to look for alternative systems of organization.
That’s enough book-learning for today!
Posted with permission from the Small Science Collective!
Kittee’s got a new zine! It’s called Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian Food and it’s full of recipes and illustrations and Kittee’s tips ‘n’ tricks! She promises that “[t]his 86-page recipe zine has the power to transform you into an Ethiopian cooking maven, and if you already have mad Ethiopian skills and know-how, you’ll find recipes to make magical dishes you’ve never seen or tasted before.” All that for $9 (plus shipping)!
Get Thee to East Bay Alternative Press Festival in Berkeley TODAY! »
If you live in the Bay Area, then cram another thing onto your already-overflowing calendar, for today is the East Bay Alternative Press Festival! Why is this of interest to vegans, you ask? Well, for one, it’s location puts it in quick walking distance from Saturn Cafe, Cinnaholic, and Green Papaya, but also, Friend of Vegansaurus, Erika from Soyfucker comics is going to be there, so you can stock up on her cuss-laden vegan comics zines to give to all your friends and family this holiday season. Huzzah! Plus, our Jonas will be there with Family Style, Jen Oaks, Susie Cagle, and many more veg favorites!
What’s more, Erika came up with her own list of reasons you should check it out:
- It’s free to attend.
- Local writers and arteests.
- Zines and the such make great holiday presents.
- We have 100% less burning sage than the Telegraph Holiday Street Fair.
So, come on down! Meet some folks! Buy some presents! Eat some stuff! It’ll be a grand old time, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
We here at Vegansaurus are mostly vuppies. That means “vegan yuppies,” and I just made it up. And it isn’t even true anyway, because we’re all poor. Still, we’re always on the lookout for new vegan shoes and bags and coats to tell you to buy so we can live vicariously through your credit cards!
Not all vegans are as pwned by the Man as we are, though, and we respect them for it. If you’re interested in radical veganism (which is kind of redundant, but you know what I mean!), you could pick up some reading material at a cool ‘zine shop like Needles and Pens (3253 16th St.), or you could do the really radical thing and stay in your chair and just download this PDF of Total Liberation, an anarchist vegan ‘zine from Providence, RI whose philosophy is that “Capitalism, patriarchy, and other hierarchic systems of domination determine the way in which we desire as much as they do our objects of desire. This issue is an attempt at defamiliarizing the normalcy of a desire for butchered animals.”
The zine has essays, stories, and, our favorite, recipes. Wasn’t that a fucking radical mouse click you just made?
Total Liberation is looking for contributors for their next issue, too. So pull out that MacBook Pro and write them up something good in Microsoft Office!
Issue 2 of Soy Fucker is available! Plus, SF Zine Fest is a-comin’! »
Hard copies begin shipping out on Tuesday, Aug. 23! Can’t wait? Can’t blame ya. Soft copies are also for sale, and you can read them, like, now.* Only two bones, and it goes to Deep Roots Sanctuary. What are you waiting for?
*depending on your internet speed.
In other zine and comic news, SF Zine Fest is coming up (Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4 and 5!) and lots of awesome veg artists are gonna be there, including Jesse Reklaw (he made this year’s Zine Fest amazing poster too!), Ashley from Fat Bottom Bakery with Barefoot and in the Kitchen, Rick and Eve of Monkey + Seal (seriously BUY THIS!), Minty Lewis from P.S. Comics, Susie Cagle, Jen Oaks (OMG BUY THIS!! Oklahoma Animals FTW!), and our own Jonas Madden-Connor. SO MUCH TALENT!!
OH ALSO, I am making a zine. It is about being fat and it’s called FAT ZINE. It comes with free candy because that’s how fat people do. Susie and Jen are doing sexy fat lady drawings and there might be glitter involved. Lots and lots of glitter. Y’all ready for this?